Climbs 31
Rocktype Rhyolite
Altitude 450m a.s.l
Faces E

Looking down the top pitch of Main Wall © carrbridge

Crag features

Some fine routes a long way from the road. Great multi-pitch routes up to 740ft, including Main Wall (HS 4b), The Grooves (E1 5b), Lubyanka (E3 6a) and Long Kesh (E5 6b).

Approach notes

A very, very long walk in from anywhere. Not the place to have an epic, accident or to get benighted. Head torch essential since you probably will come home in darkness anyway.

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Guidebooks

North Wales Climbs

North Wales Climbs covers the best climbing from the whole of this huge and varied area. The book is modelled on the very popular West Country Climbs which set a new standard for selected climb guidebooks back in 2010. It contains all the routes from the 2010 publication North Wales Classics and many more routes and areas, with expanded descriptions and much bigger photo-topos. The book covers all the major mountain crags from Llanberis Pass, to Cloggy; and from Ogwen to the Carneddau. It also includes the Llanberis Slate quarries, Tremadog, the Moelwyns, the Gwynant Valley, Mid-Wales, Gogarth and the North Coast Limestone.
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North Wales Classics

A significant addition to the Rockfax stable; North Wales Classics is a pocket-sized guide packs in hundreds of superb routes throughout the mountains of Snowdonia. From Tremadog to Tryfan, and everywhere in between, the book covers mid-grade routes on the best crags and features top-notch photo-topos and inspirational action shots taking you where you want to go.
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More Guidebooks:
Llanberis (2009)
North Wales Rock (2006)

Out of print:
As said already, the above access description is wrong. It's up at the top of the pass. You can see the car from the crag.
Longsufferingropeholder - 09/Sep/12
Ignore the above description - its not a long walk in. steep maybe but not long.
The Pylon King - 12/Jan/08
More N than E facing, hence it's in the shade most of the day. No pegs on belay at end of pitch 2 of Main Wall (as guidebook states) but belay is still possible.
tchnorton - 14/Sep/05
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1 Sargeant's Gully
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II 3 ** 169
2 Cryn Las 3 ** 96
3 Gwter Fawr
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I * 4
4 Face Route
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IV 4 ** 32
5 GYRN LAS RIDGE I/II * 18
6 Afon Las I/II * 6
7 The Chasms
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M 3
8 The Chasms (Winter)
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II  
9 Bogus Mountain Journey
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E1 5a  
10 Lonley Corner
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VS 4c  
11 Central Route HS 4
12 Great Gully
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VD * 10
13 The Great Gully (Winter)
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IV  
14 Trauma Grooves
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E1 5a 2
15 Main Wall HS 4b *** 1272
16 Subsidiary Groove E1 5b * 34
17 Lubyanka E3 5c *** 176
18 Long Kesh E5 6b ** 5
19 The Skull E4 6a *** 128
20 The Great Buttress
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E2 5c ** 27
21 The Grooves E1 5b *** 556
22 The Overhanging Arete E2 5b *** 102
23 The Edge of Time E4 6a ** 11
24 Schoolmaster's Gully
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III 3
25 Yellowstone Gully
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II/III  
26 Crossbones
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E3 6a  
  Craig Chwarennog
28 Steel Appeal
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E5 6b **  
29 New Era
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E6 6b **  

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